Sr Counsel I

Saudi Aramco

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Overview

We are seeking an experienced attorney to join the Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital, and Private Equity Legal Practice of the Project Development & finance Department within the Law Organization as Senior Counsel.

The Law Organization at Saudi Aramco is responsible for providing legal counsel and advisory services to Aramco’s business units, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and venture capital funds. The Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital, and Private Equity Practice Area within the Law Organization is responsible for, among other matters, advising on, negotiating and documenting Saudi Aramco’s M&A and VC transactions.

The Senior Counsel’s primary role is to lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, and minority VC investments, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of such transactions.  As part of the responsibilities, the Senior Counsel will also advise Saudi Aramco Management and internal clients with respect to Saudi Aramco’s legal rights and obligations, agreements, and common statutory or similar processes in connection with M&A and VC transactions.  The Senior Counsel will also liaise and work with other attorneys in the Law Organization, as it relates to tax, antitrust, capital markets, and foreign direct investment.  In addition, the Senior Counsel will engage and manage outside counsel on a cost-effective basis.

The Senior Counsel in this position will report to the Practice Leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital, and Private Equity Legal Practice.  While the position is based in Dhahran, this is a global practice and requires commensurate travel.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

Lead the legal activities with respect to the development and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, and minority VC investments, including the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of such transactions.

Advise Management and internal clients with respect to Saudi Aramco’s legal rights and obligations, agreements, and common statutory or similar processes in connection with M&A and VC transactions.

Assist Law Management and other attorneys in marshalling and examining the law and facts pertinent to legal problems.

Liaise and work with outside counsel to negotiate and document transactions on a cost-effective basis.
 

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a JD or equivalent from a recognized and approved program in a common law jurisdiction, preferably with admission to practice before the highest court of the jurisdiction of which the candidate is licensed/qualified. 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of M&A and/or VC experience (i) in a law firm with a strong M&A or VC practice; or (ii) comprised of a combination of law firm and in-house experience in a corporation handling M&A and/or VC transactions.  In addition, the candidate will have: 

  1.  Demonstrable experience working directly with the clients from transaction inception through completion.
  2.  Hands-on experience with structuring, drafting, negotiating, and leading transactions in a first or second chair capacity.
  3.  Experience with international transactions and finance principles.
  4.  Experience coordinating with attorneys in other subject areas, including tax, antitrust, capital markets, and foreign direct investment.
  5.  A self-starting, flexible, pragmatic, and commercially-oriented approach to practicing law.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

To apply for this job please visit careers.aramco.com.

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